MONITORING FIELD INSTALLATIONS OF IMPACT ENERGY ATTENUATORS BY VIDEOTAPE

The report covers two years experience in monitoring three types of impact energy attenuators. A modified commercially available videotape recorder was used. A video camera using an infrared sensitive Tivicon tube was used to make night coverage possible. Some problems with flare from light sources was experienced. Recorded incidents ran all the way from high-speed head on crashes to humerous non-collision incidents. There is no doubt that attenuators are effective in saving lives. More needs to be known about their effect on uninvolved traffic during collisions.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with California Div. of Highways, Sacramento.
  • Corporate Authors:

    California Department of Transportation

    Office of Traffic, 1120 N Street
    Sacramento, CA  USA  95814

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Snyder, R A
    • BROWN, P L
    • Geib, P C
    • Keeling, R C
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 82 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091311
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CAHY-07-3134-2-74-01Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1975 12:00AM